Cyber Security and Forensics (University Route) (Years 1 and 2 only)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This is a 2 year Associate Degree course with Napier University. Students on this course enjoy dual enrolment with both institutions and the benefits of being a member of both.

This course will teach you essential knowledge in cybersecurity and securing technology infrastructure against cybercrime. During this course you will learn fundamental skills that underpin the technology we use today such as computer programs, websites, computer networks and databases.

This course will teach you advanced learning on how to secure computer systems through forensic analysis to find traces of attacks or infrastructure vulnerabilities that could be exploited. You will explore common ways in which attackers perform hacks through a variety of real case studies and hands-on workshops in Edinburgh College state-of-the-art computer labs. This course will give you the skills and entry requirements needed to progress into HND and university levels of study or into employment in the cybersecurity sector. Edinburgh College’s computing department and computing students consistently win competitions both nationally and internationally. This course is highly regarded and recognised in the industry and sought after by employers.

The course curriculum is aligned to a variety of industry recognised vendor qualifications and can help you gain the knowledge to prepare to sit those certifications. Such as CISCO Cyber Essentials; CompTIA Security+ CCNA Security.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers including Maths and Computing Science or a science subject at Grade B. Interview and skills test.

Progression Routes

Years 3 and 4 at Napier University

Start Date





BEng Hons

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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